Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 7/11/12
Vancouver’s UFA’s in 2013 – Part 2 Hey everyone, hope you enjoyed part 1 of our look ahead series on Alex Edler. Today in part two we take a look down the middle of the ice. It’s not the Canucks deepest position, and depending on how this season goes, it could get a little thinner around July 1st, 2013. Name: Manny MalhotraContract Expires: July 1st, 2013Current Cap Hit: $2,500,000 (Limited NTC) At the start of the 2010-2011 off-season I had made my three picks for which UFA’s I wanted Vancouver to snare. Dan Hamhuis, Manny Malhotra and Anton Volchenkov. At the time it seemed like a sure thing that Hamhuis was a lock and there was nothing to worry about, but I chose Volchenkov as my secondary pick, just incase Hamhuis did sign with someone else. I had really hoped the Canucks would sign Malhotra though. In what seemed like forever, the Canucks could finally sign a legit checking line centre. Manny possessed many of the qualities that one looks for in that role. Excellent on face offs,
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